Have you been to the White House?
No, not 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. We've written a lot about the Timucua Arts White House
over the years (like this
, and this
, and this
, and lots more) and from firsthand experience, we can tell you: People are generally gobsmacked the first time they walk in, whether they're random attendees who just happened to show up to hear some free music or internationally renowned touring musicians. The first wave of amazement is discovering a three-story, acoustically exquisite concert hall hidden inside a regular residence. The second wave comes when they realize that for almost a decade, Elaine and Benoit Glazer have been hosting free concerts in their living room, welcoming anyone and everyone to attend (just please bring a bottle of wine and/or a potluck dish, and remember to take your glass into the kitchen at the end of the night!).
Local filmmaker Steve Radley wanted to spread the gospel of the White House beyond Orlando's borders, and his documentary
about the South Orlando house of music and art, The White House Overture
, has been touring film festivals for the past year. Tonight he screens the newly expanded version of the film – which includes interviews with local musicians, artists and arts presenters
who've helped make the White House what it is – at Timucua at 7:30 p.m. As per usual, show up at 7, bring a bottle or a snack, and get ready to share not just food and drink but also a sense of awe at the cool stuff we have right here in our own backyard.
Check out Radley's charming trailer for The White House Overture
below, or watch any of the dozens of performances captured at the White House on their Vimeo channel
(may we suggest this burning set
by the Peter Brötzmann Trio?).
The White House Overture
7 p.m. Monday, April 27
Timucua Arts White House
2000 S. Summerlin Ave.